Why farmers see fertile ground on immigration reform

There are 5 comments on the The Island Packet story from Jun 23, 2014, titled Why farmers see fertile ground on immigration reform. In it, The Island Packet reports that:

We are farmers who raise different types of crops in different regions of our country.

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Amigo

New London, CT

#1 Jun 23, 2014
VIVA Farmers!! LOL!!!

Since: Apr 09

small town

#2 Jun 23, 2014
The illegal immigrants are treated like Slaves on some of these Farms. Farmers have also found out that some of these illegal immigrants are destroying there equipment and work a couple weeks and just leave. Watch one dairy farmer go Broke because illegal immigrants destroy his farm.
Amigo

New London, CT

#3 Jun 24, 2014
Farmers ROCK!!! ;)

“Club Fed or Camp Cupcake?”

Since: Oct 10

White-Collar Minimum-Security

#4 Jun 25, 2014
Child Workers Are Getting Nicotine Poisoning on US Tobacco Farms
https://news.vice.com/article/child-workers-a...
According to the report, nearly three quarters of the child workers on the tobacco farms who were surveyed experienced health effects and symptoms consistent with acute nicotine poisoning, otherwise known as Green Tobacco Sickness (GTS).

Between May and October 2013, HRW interviewed 141 child laborers between seven and 17, who work as many as 50-60 hours a week in the tobacco fields of Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Those interviewed were largely children of Hispanic immigrants, some worked in fields near their homes during the summer months, and others traveled seasonally with their families.
Amigo

New London, CT

#5 Jun 27, 2014
VIVA Farmers!!! ;)

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